The Crow lab at Purdue, made possible by the EVPRP grant, has allowed our five new Crow interns to interact in a physically productive and inviting space. We’ve been quite busy at Crow, especially considering the wide range of projects that all of us contribute to. Here’s an outline of what we’ve been working on, and how the lab helps us do so.
We launched CIABATTA, Corpus In A Box: Automated Tools, Tutorials, & Advising, on December 6th, 2021. Attendees from all over the world learned how they can build their own corpora to aid them in research and teaching, regardless of their previous coding experience.
The web interface for Crow, the corpus and repository of writing, depends on a complex amalgam of interdependent bits of code built by thousands of people. Crow developer Mark Fullmer describes these interactions and a tool he’s developed to visualize them.